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Old 07-23-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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~IT'S ABOUT TIME!! FINISHED! PICS page 3~Fisherman Wool Cardigan
The pattern is from a back issue of Knit Simple, (Winter 2006/07, page 33). It is going to be a raglan cardigan. Yesterday I seamed it together, picked up the live stitches and started on the 2x2 ribbed collar that will fold downward. After the collar is worked to 7" I will BO and then pick up stitches along the front vertical edges and work the buttonbands.

I have enjoyed working with this yarn. It feels better after having been washed in woollite and blocked. I received a great compliment from my husband too. While I was pinning it out to block he came into the room to see what I was doing. He ran his hand over the fabric and said, "Wow, that looks just like the ones you buy." I just hope the finished garment will look the same too.
I have spent a lot of time on this baby.

So far I have used under two skeins of this yarn. It is so economical.

The sheet that I block items on has 1/4" wide stripes and they are a big help in getting the sections lined up accurately. I would love to find a sheet with a 1" grid check pattern. That would be a big help.

I knitted the 1st and last stitches on all rows regardless of pattern. If you look closely at the 2nd picture, you will see that I have a thin sock yarn running along the outer edges through the edge stitches. Using a blunt needle, I placed them there before I washed the fabric. This thread was a big help in lining up the pieces and pulling them into shape.

I think I may have blocked the ribbing to much. Hopefully the next washing will relax it a bit. I'm still learning.

I'll post and after picture when it is finished.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:42 PM   #2
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That's a really pretty color! Wish I could wear wool!

BTW... a seamed raglan? I've always done them seamless.
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Looks great so far! The color is beautiful, and will be very versatile. Can't wait to see pictures of the finished product ... be sure to post more pictures when you're done!
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Your sweater is beautiful and I am anxious to see the finished result. I have done some small projects with this yarn recently and really like it. Have some of the oak twist or marl (I forget) to make a vest with when I get to it. Keep us posted.
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I made my DH a scarf and hat using this wool and it turned out great. It softened up really well after it was washed and the cables on the scarf have great stitch definition. I love the color of your cardigan too. I may have to pay closer attention to that one.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
That's a really pretty color! Wish I could wear wool!

BTW... a seamed raglan? I've always done them seamless.
I would have preferred a seamless pattern, but this is a pretty pattern and I felt I should be able to make it without a lot of trouble. But, you're right the less seams to deal with the better.

My daughter and the DGD's are coming to visit so it will be the end of next week before I get finished with the cardigan. I will post a picture then.
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I can't wait to see your "finished pictures".

Interesting that the yarn softened up after washing.

I didn't by that yarn because I didn't like the way it felt.
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It's gonna be awesome! Can't wait to see it put together!
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This is some really nice yarn! Several folks over at Ravelry used it for their Clasica Coats!
It really knitted up well.

Your sweater's progress looks wonderful! Love the shade of brown!
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The kids left yesterday, so hopefully I will be able to finish this by Sunday.

Could I get blessed enough to have the required buttons in my tin of salvaged buttons? If not, I'll have to wait until I can make a trip to get them.
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